Schedule of Proposed Actions (SOPA)

This report contains the best available information at the time of publication. Questions may be directed to the Project Contact.

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- R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide)
- Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District
- Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District


R3 - Southwestern Region, Occurring in more than one Forest (excluding Regionwide)
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
AZ Public Service-Salt River Project ROW Vegetation Management with Herbicides
EA
- Special use management
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
In Progress
Scoping Start
01/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
08/2017
Expected: 12/2017 04/2018 Heather Snow
505-842-3445
hsnow@fs.fed.us
Description: FS must decide whether to allow APS and SRP to include using herbicides as a method to manage vegetation on existing APS and SRP transmission ROW within five National Forests in Arizona.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=45771
Location: UNIT - Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests All Units, Coconino National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Prescott National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Arizona Public Service Company and Salt River Project Rights of Way across the Apache-Sitgreaves, Coconino, Kaibab, Prescott, and Tonto National Forests. See map on website.
Arizona National Scenic Trail Comprehensive Plan
EA
- Watershed management
- Fuels management
- Forest products
- Recreation management
- Land ownership management
- Minerals and Geology
- Land acquisition
- Regulations, Directives, Orders
- Special use management
- Facility management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Grazing management
- Special area management
- Heritage resource management
- Road management
- Land management planning
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
08/2017
Expected: 12/2018 02/2019 Julie Molzahn
406-826-4352
jmolzahn@fs.fed.us
Description: The Comprehensive Plan will develop administrative and management goals, objectives and practices for the Arizona National Scenic Trail and management corridor.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=49535
Location: UNIT - Coconino National Forest All Units, Coronado National Forest All Units, Kaibab National Forest All Units, Tonto National Forest All Units. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Cochise, Coconino, Gila, Maricopa, Pima, Pinal, Santa Cruz. LEGAL - Not Applicable The Arizona National Scenic Trail goes from the Coronado NM to the Utah Border at Vermillion Cliffs- 800 miles south to north across the State of Arizona.
Kaibab National Forest, Occurring in more than one District (excluding Forestwide) R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
South Zone Grassland Restoration Project
EA
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
In Progress
Comment Period
08/09/2016
Expected: 10/2017 11/2017 Justin Schofer
575-533-6231
jschofer@fs.fed.us
Description: Restore grasslands, savannas, and historically open pinyon-juniper woodlands to ecological conditions that existed prior to Euro-American settlement.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44132
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District, Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino, Yavapai. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts that lie outside of the boundary of the 4FRI and Sycamore Canyon Wilderness.
Kaibab National Forest, North Kaibab Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Burnt Corral Vegetation Management Project
EA
- Land management planning
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Fuels management
In Progress
Scoping Start
03/09/2015
Est. Comment Period
11/2017
Expected: 03/2018 06/2018 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The purposes of the Burnt Corral project is to improve forest health and vigor, while improving habitat conditions which are more resilient to change in the event of wildfire and/or other climatic condition changes. Project acreage is ~ 28,052 acres.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44236
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Planning stage - General Description: Townships 35 - 37 North, Ranges 1 West to 1 East, Gila and Salt River Baseline & Meridian, (Coconino County, Arizona). The Burnt Corral project area lies in the southwest portion of the Kaibab Plateau (i.e., south-southwest of Lookout Canyon and FS Road 22) on the North Kaibab Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest.
House Rock Wildlife Area (HRWA) Habitat Management Planning
EA
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Special area management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
01/2018
Expected: 07/2018 08/2018 Natasha Kline
(928) 635-8351
nkline@fs.fed.us
Description: Plan management activities to optimize wildlife habitat in HRWA, particularly for pronghorn, deer and bison. Actions may include thinning trees and shrubs to increase forage, and fence or use water to manage distribution of animals.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51985
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable House Rock Wildlife Area is located within the House Rock Valley south of Hwy. 89A, in the southeast part of North Kaibab Ranger District and adjacent to the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Kaibab Plateau (NKRD) Wireless Communications Sites Development
CE
- Facility management
- Special use management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
12/2017
Expected: 02/2018 04/2018 David Vincelette
928-643-8143
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: Construct or place two new 195 foot tall communication towers on the North Kaibab Ranger District to provide reliable wireless telephone/emergency service for the Highway 67 corridor from Jacob lake to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon National Park.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=52587
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - High Point Site-36 degrees, 23 minutes, 30 seconds N.; 112 degrees, 9 minutes, 2.6 seconds W.: & North Kaibab Site-36 degrees, 32 minutes, 44.00 seconds N.; 112 degrees, 10 minutes, 16.70 seconds W. Sites are located approx. 43 miles south-southeast of Fredonia, Arizona, in the south-south central part of the North Kaibab Ranger District, along the Arizona Highway 67 corridor.
Raspberry Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Forest products
- Vegetation management (other than forest products)
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
- Fuels management
On Hold N/A N/A Ryan Dastrup
928-643-8128
rdastrup@fs.fed.us
Description: The Raspberry Timber Stand and Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project would improve forest conditions while enhancing upland bird habitat. The 6109, acre project is located in the southeast part of the NKRD upon the Kaibab Plateau.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47912
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 34 North, Range 3 East, Sections 3-5,8-10,14-17; & Township 35 North, Range 3 East Sections 27, 32-34, (within Coconino County, Arizona), Gila and Salt River Baseline and Meridian. 6,109 acres ( /-) located north of Forest Service Road (FSR) 610, east of FSR 610 and 612A, west of FSR 219 and 2892, and south of the Saddle Mountain Wilderness Boundary line.
Warm Springs Tank to Mangum Springs, to Big Springs Waterline Project
CE
- Land ownership management
- Land management planning
- Facility management
In Progress
Scoping Start
08/01/2017
Expected: 10/2017 10/2017 David Vincelette
928-643-8100
djvincelette@fs.fed.us
Description: The project will install 8.5 miles ( /-) of new waterline from Warm Springs tank to Mangum Springs (Phase 1~6 .8 miles), to Big Springs (Phase 2~1.7 miles), to improve the Jacob Lake public water system and associated communications and control line.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=47875
Location: UNIT - North Kaibab Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Starting in Sec.17, T38N, R1E, running 1.8 miles west (parallel to FSR 462), thence running 4.7 miles south (parallel to FSR 422) to Mangum Camp, thence running south 1.7 miles south to Big Springs.
Kaibab National Forest, Tusayan Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Anita/Cameron Allotment Analysis
EA
- Grazing management Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 09/2018 03/2019 Amanda Ball
928-527-8263
amandaball@fs.fed.us
Description: Incorporate new management direction and range improvement infrastructure in the Anita and Cameron allotments
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=48309
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Portions of the Tusayan Ranger District south and east of the Town of Tusayan
Tusayan Lookout Tree Trail
CE
- Recreation management On Hold N/A N/A Margaret Hangan
928-635-8342
mhangan@fs.fed.us
Description: Construction of a new trail (150 to 200' in length) to access a display kiosk for the historic Tusayan Lookout Tree.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44561
Location: UNIT - Tusayan Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T30N, R2E, Sections 23 and 24 of the Gila and Salt River Meridian 200' north of Forest Road 605 and an APS Transfer Station, southwest of the City of Tusayan.
Kaibab National Forest, Williams Ranger District R3 - Southwestern Region
Project Name Project Purpose Planning Status Decision Expected Implementation Project Contact
Clover Pond Wildlife Habitat Project
CE
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants In Progress
Scoping Start
07/11/2017
Expected: 10/2017 03/2018 Travis Largent
9286355600
tlargent@fs.fed.us
Description: The Clover Pond Wildlife Viewing Area would provide important refugia habitat which supports life cycle needs of the northern leopard frog, a species in which population viability is a concern.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=51795
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - T22NR2E Section 31 The proposed project will occur in a meadow north of the Williams Ranger District office at 742 South Clover Rd. Williams AZ 86046
Kaibab South Zone Aspen Treatment
CE
- Vegetation management (other than forest products) Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Jessica Ouzts
928-635-5640
jessicarouzts@fs.fed.us
Description: Conduct various stand improvement treatments to aspen stands throughout the district to increase stand vigor while reducing infestation of insects and disease.
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Williams and Tusayan Ranger Districts, Kaibab National Forest
Outfitter and Guide Term Permit
CE
- Special use management
- Recreation management
Developing Proposal
Est. Scoping Start
10/2017
Expected: 11/2017 12/2017 Joseph Maatman
907 228 4120
jmaatman@fs.fed.us
Description: The Kaibab National Forest is seeking to transition outfitter and guides from temporary use permits to term permits. These permits would be issued to companies with history of use on the Forest. Eliminating the need for reissuing permits annually.
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Williams and Tusayan Ranger District, Kaibab National Forest
Railroad Tank Dam Safety Project
EA
- Facility management In Progress
Comment Period
07/26/2017
Expected: 12/2017 03/2018 Nicholas Warnke
928-635-8370
nwarnke@fs.fed.us
Description: Perform maintenance on the Railroad Tank Dam, including repairing the spillway, maintaining the crest of the structure, and creating a structure to allow low level flows to pass through the dam.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=44924
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Township 22N, Range 5E, Section 32, Gila & Salt River Meridian In the far eastern portion of the Williams Ranger District, just North of Interstate 40 about 1 mile west of the Bellemont Rest Area.
Wetland Habitat Improvement Project
CE
- Watershed management
- Wildlife, Fish, Rare plants
On Hold N/A N/A Travis Largent
(928) 635-5600
tlargent@fs.fed.us
Description: This project proposes wetland habitat improvement activities to improve the structure and function of wetlands on the Williams Ranger District.
Web Link: http://www.fs.fed.us/nepa/nepa_project_exp.php?project=50282
Location: UNIT - Williams Ranger District. STATE - Arizona. COUNTY - Coconino. LEGAL - Not Applicable Six wetlands across the Williams Ranger District
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